‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Duke/Honest Miniature Novelties (N120)
|Type||19th Century Tobacco
|Number in Set
1891 Duke/Honest Miniature Novelties (N120) Overview
The 1891 Duke/Honest Miniature Novelties set is a repeat issue of sorts.
Experienced collectors will notice some of these pictures and realize they were used in the N228 Kinney series two years earlier. The pictures from that set are reused here and presented against various floral backgrounds.
While the Kinney series was a massive issue involving six types and hundreds of cards, this issue includes only 26. Cards were packed inside of Duke’s Honest Long Cut tobacco packages, as stated on the backs. The cards actually advertised 25 cards on the backs but a total of 26 are known.
While mostly a non-sports issue, the familiar baseball girl from the Kinney series is included here. This card, shown here, is the only sports issue in the entire set.
These cards are not easy to find. You will typically find some on eBay but, because of the large number of Kinney cards in those sets, any availability of those typically dwarfs the availability of this set.
1891 Duke/Honest Miniature Novelties (N120) Checklist
A checklist is not presented her as the cards have no captions and only one sports card exists.